We deliver over 40 wildlife management training courses a year in the UK and abroad for airports, airlines and regulators.
We provide on-site courses at your location or host them within the Sand Hutton Innovation (NAFIC) campus near York.
It is essential to ensure trained staff are responsible for the procedures, protocols and delivery of bird control at your aerodrome. Our staff at Birdstrike Management not only have vast experience working on birdstrike issues at aerodromes around the world but have received bespoke training to deliver enjoyable, comprehensive and successful courses. We are constantly innovating to ensure quality training to all participants on our courses.
Birdstrike Managements training covers changes to EASA rulemaking and the UK Civil Aviation Authorities updated CAP 772 guidance for delivering bird control.
Birdstrike Management delivers a unique modular course programme that includes
An understanding of the dangers birds can cause to aircraft, critical risk assessment methodologies and the vulnerabilities of different aircraft types.
An understanding of the attractions an airfield can present to different bird species and how they can be managed
The influence of the surrounding environment on birdstrike risks and the management of hazards outside the airport boundary
Detection of birds and reporting of risks within the aviation sector
Species identification and habits in relation to different airfield environments
Electronic reporting and recording of wildlife presence and birdstrike events on your airfield
Understanding the behaviours of birds to select the most appropriate form of deterrence
Use of active and passive control techniques and the appropriate safety considerations for their deployment on an airfield.
Legal obligations under UK law and its implication for wildlife control on airports
International and national regulations, guidance and best practice documentation
We include a variety of media and presentation packages alongside practical sessions including;
Collecting, preparing and submitting birdstrike remains for photographic, feather and DNA analysis
Safeguarding aerodromes from off-airfield birdstrike risks
Field identification skills and demonstrations of active deterrence methods
Assessing Risk and Hazard Identification
All attendees of our full 2 day course receive our latest birdstrike management course documentation along with a signed certificate and examination.
The aim of this course is to provide delegates with an understanding of the following:
The nature and extent of the wildlife management problem in relation to aviation.
The national and local regulations, standards, and guidance material related to aerodrome wildlife management programs (use of best-practice models).
The local wildlife ecology and biology, including (where applicable) the importance of good airfield grass management policies, and the benefits they can deliver to wildlife control.
The attractions an airfield can present to different bird species and how they can be managed
The importance of accurate wildlife identification and observations.
Local and national laws and regulations relating to air safety and birds.
Wildlife strike remains collection, and identification policies and procedures.
Long-term (passive) control measures, including on and off aerodrome habitat management.
Short-term (active) tactical measures, using well established effective wildlife removal, dispersal, and control techniques.
Documentation of wildlife activities and control measures, and reporting procedures (the aerodrome wildlife management plan).
Wildlife strike risk assessment and risk management principles, and how these programs integrate with the aerodrome’s safety management system.
RECENT COURSE FEEDBACK
'This course is excellent and the best one I've ever been on 10/10 thank you' - LGW
''All round super course' - LHR
'Very well delivered and enjoyed the exercises' - ABZ
'Thoroughly enjoyable course. Very knowlegable teachers' - JER
'Well worth attending, vast knowledge gained. Very useful for myself, as someone who oversees the bird control' - MoD